[Sidefx-houdini-list] open cl and quadro on h12

Alvaro Castaneda varomix at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 12:17:05 EDT 2012


it's weird but for opencl stuff I think that "game" cards are better :)
and cheaper

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Neil Scholes <neil at uvfilms.co.uk> wrote:

> Thats interesting - i have a dual xeon Boxx also - and was considering
> upgrading the graphics to a quadro 6000 - possibly even the new 5000.
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> Neil Scholes
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> On 16 Aug 2012, at 16:51, Jordan Halsey wrote:
>
> > I am curious about what tweaking can be done in Houdini to maximize the
> > potential on the GPU as well.
> >
> > I have a quadro 6000 at work on dual Zeons  and to tell the truth we are
> > all disappointed with the cards and their performance. I have always felt
> > like something is not quite right...the machines are made by Boxx and it
> > just does not make much sense to me with the quality of all the hardware.
> > We have tested it along side sli'd 580's and 670's in Touch Designer and
> > saw better performance on the lower end cards.
> >
> > Initially the machine had two Quadro 6000's sli'd
> >
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> > On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 8:28 AM, Alvaro Castaneda <varomix at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Hey Michael,
> >> are there any differences when switching?, like the sim been different
> >> cause is a different
> >> code, I guess the question is, is there any noticeable difference?
> >>
> >> Cheers!!
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 9:26 AM, Michael O'Brien <mobrien at pixar.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hola~
> >>>
> >>> That's in line with what we are seeing. We try to stay on the GPU for
> >>> testing, but then go to the CPU for final tweaking.
> >>>
> >>> MO
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> >>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com [mailto:
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> >>>> bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Nick van Zutphen
> >>>> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 2:34 AM
> >>>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> >>>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] open cl and quadro on h12
> >>>>
> >>>> It depends, the computations on the gpu are limited to the VRAM on the
> >>>> videocard. Compared to your CPU and ram that is quite a limitation.
> >>>> On my machine the 580gtx 3gb is 30% faster than when I compute a
> >> similar
> >>>> sim on the CPU. How ever due to the VRAM limitation I can't go beyond
> >>>> about 256x256 voxels on the GPU.
> >>>>
> >>>> Cheers,
> >>>> Nick
> >>>>
> >>>> On 16 aug. 2012, at 10:44, zoran arizanovic <
> >> zoran.arizanovic at gmail.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> hi
> >>>>> i have a new dual xeon , 96 gb ram machine now built for sim work i
> >>>>> just need to use it to its maximum and was wondering if this cl would
> >>>>> speed it up
> >>>>>
> >>>>> did anyone have any luck with running cl switch ?
> >>>>> I have quadro 4000 would this be ok for cl?they say it has fermi
> >> arch.
> >>>>> but still when i switch it on i get error what version of drivers are
> >>>>> you using for this?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> i have a new dual xeon , 96 gb ram machine now built for sim work i
> >>>>> just need to use it to its maximum and was wondering if this cl would
> >>>>> speed it up
> >>>>>
> >>>>> --
> >>>>> Zoran Arizanovic
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